Definition of hemiplegia in English:

hemiplegia

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Paralysis of one side of the body.

    • ‘Seven years earlier, he had been hospitalized because of the sudden onset of right hemiplegia and aphasia.’
    • ‘Sarah, who suffers from hemiplegia and only has the full use of one hand, hopes her success will inspire other youngsters with disabilities.’
    • ‘About three years ago, she suffered a stroke that resulted in complete left-sided hemiplegia.’
    • ‘Fuentes has numerous stories of the people who have chosen indoor rowing, including a friend with hemiplegia who uses indoor rowing as part of his rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Preventing recurrent falls in patients with nonmodifiable risks such as hemiplegia or joint deformities can be more challenging.’
    immobility, powerlessness, lack of sensation, numbness, deadness, incapacity, debilitation
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Origin

Early 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek hēmiplēgia, from hemi- ‘half’ + plēgē ‘stroke’.

Pronunciation

hemiplegia

/ˌhɛmɪˈpliːdʒə/